Making evening and weekend appointments – giving you more choice
GP practices in this area are making it easier for you to make appointments at times which suit you.
All practices in Fareham and Gosport – including ours – take part in a scheme to allow you to make appointments from 8am to 8pm on week days, from 8am to 4.30pm on Saturdays, and on Sunday mornings.
This extends the normal opening hours for surgeries, which until now have usually run until 6.30pm on weekday evenings.
If you do need to see someone, we may offer you an appointment at your local ‘hub’ location Forton Surgery, Fareham Community Hospital or Porchester Health Centre.
There, you will be seen by a locally-based healthcare professional – the service is led by GPs but also includes other staff such as nurses, or healthcare assistants. The staff can – with your consent – access your medical records, ensuring a high quality service.
Please note: the new extended opening hours is not a walk-in service – you need to make an appointment.
You can make an appointment by talking to our surgery staff and booking a slot in the normal way, or – if we are closed and you think you need to see someone more urgently – you can call NHS 111 to ask to make an appointment.
For more information, talk to our staff.
Will our surgery be open for longer?
The opening hours of our surgery will stay the same, but our patients will have more choice when they can seek to book an appointment.
Can staff at this service see my medical records?
Yes – but only if you consent to that happening when you book your appointment. The fact that staff can see your medical records is a big advantage of this new service – it means that clinical staff can be more confident about giving you the best possible advice or treatment. This also makes it less likely they will have to send you back to us at our practice for a further appointment
More information can be found at Southern Hampshire Primary Care Alliance Extended Access